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Division of Research and Graduate Studies

Chancellor's Office Awards for
Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

The budget of the California State University includes funding for faculty awards for research, scholarship, and creative activity. The funds have been allocated to each campus on a prorated FTEF basis.

The purpose of this program is to provide time and seed funds that will help faculty remain current in their disciplines, attract external funding to expand research opportunities, pursue new ways to enrich student learning, and contribute to knowledge that will strengthen California socially, culturally, and economically. The program provides $5,000 competitive awards annually, primarily for release time or summer pay. One of many selection criteria for these awards is the likelihood that they will lead to successful grants.


Description Deadline Date
Setting up Competitions  November 28, 2022 - January 12, 2023
Competitions Go Live January 19, 2023
Competitions Close February 21, 2023 – 11:59 PM
Department Chair Review February 22, 2023 – March 1, 2023
College Committee Review March 2, 2023 – March 15, 2023
College Dean's Office Review March 16, 2023 – March 23, 2023,
Awarding Announcements April 4, 2023


Where do I submit my application? 

All applications will be submitted via  InfoReady.

For more information, please contact Edgar Parrilla | ext.8-0854 |